SMU Honors Alumni

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Distinguished UC-Berkeley Dean Leads Academic Affairs At SMU

Paul W. Ludden, dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California-Berkeley and scholar in environmental biochemistry, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at SMU. He will join SMU in time for the fall 2007 semester.

As provost, the University’s chief academic officer, Ludden will oversee all aspects of academic life, ranging from admissions and faculty development to supervision of SMU’s seven schools, library system and international programs.

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Masterminding His Path To Success

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Basketball Scores New Facility

SMU broke ground in December on the Crum Basketball Center, a state-of-the-art facility for the men’s and women’s basketball programs scheduled to open in October 2007. The Center is made possible by a leadership gift of $6 million from Sylvie P. and Gary T. Crum (’69), an SMU trustee.

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$2 Million Bequest Doubles Fund For East Texas Students

A new distribution of more than $2 million to SMU from the will of former U.S. Congressman and Judge Brady P. Gentry will double the size of a scholarship fund for students from several East Texas counties.

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Mustangs in Houston

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Preparing Leaders For Faithful Service: $6 Million Gift To Launch Perkins Theology Building Program

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Turning Vacations Into “Voluntours”

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A Leading Gift

Showing that sometimes leadership occurs behind the scenes, an anonymous donor has made a $40,000 gift to the Mustang Leader Scholarship Endowment Fund, with the first $6,500 scholarship to be awarded to a student for the 2007-08 academic year.

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$10 Million Gift Establishes Funds For Faculty And Student Support

A gift of $10 million from the Honorable Roy M. Huffington (’38) of Houston will establish endowments to support faculty compensation and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at SMU. Each totaling $5 million, the funds will be known as the Huffington Bicentennial Faculty Endowment Fund and the Huffington Bicentennial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

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